Title 9. Civil Code Ancillaries

Code Book III. Of the Different Modes of Acquiring the Ownership of Things

Code Title IV. Conventional Obligations or Contracts

Chapter 1. Louisiana Uniform Electronic Transactions Act

9:2605   Use of electronic records and electronic signatures; variation by agreement


A. This Chapter does not require a record or signature to be created, generated, sent, communicated, received, stored, or otherwise processed or used by electronic means or in electronic form. 


B. (1) This Chapter applies only to transactions between parties, each of which has agreed to conduct transactions by electronic means. 


(2) The context and surrounding circumstances, including the conduct of the parties, shall determine whether the parties have agreed to conduct a transaction by electronic means. 


C. (1) A party that agrees to conduct a transaction by electronic means may refuse to conduct other transactions by electronic means. 


(2) The right granted by this Subsection may not be waived by agreement. 


D. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, the effect of any of its provisions may be varied by agreement. 


(2) The presence in provisions of this Chapter of the words “unless otherwise agreed”, or words of similar import, does not imply that the effect of other provisions may not be varied by agreement. 


E. Whether an electronic record or electronic signature has legal consequences is determined by this Chapter and other applicable law. 


Added by Acts 2001, No. 244, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001.